Two color long tail cast on

Another way of casting on knitting (in the round) using two different color skeins of yarn. called two color cast-on.  No waste of yarn or trying to estimate how much yarn to use for the cast-on. I like using two colors to make baby hats.

I’m also on a roll making my multi-colored Granny Square Crochet baby blankets….using Premier Everyday Soft Worsted Yarn. Luxurious, soft yarn… love working with it! A new fav of mine.

 

Hello April!

Flowers = Spring time!

Enjoying the milder temps (in the 40’s today)… some are still wearing coats! I did look a little cray walking around in short sleeves, no jacket this weekend. 🙂

Crocheting and knitting baby items for charity… using pretty Spring colors!

 

 

Spring, ehh…

Mother Nature says, not so fast! Today was coldest day of Winter…. single digit temps in NY and expected to last through the week.  Not ideal walking weather… even with my insulated coat but we had a few tasks to complete.  Here are a few views we tend to take for granted. The street food vendors are always around, pretty much 365 days a year.

The M&M store is like a museum, fun for M&M lovers… from the crowds and all of the M&M filled shopping bags they appear to be thriving. I was tempted by the super cute M&M pillows myself but really…

And, Broadway, while the streets were busy, some areas are strategically closed/blocked off  and few people appear in my photos.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday WIP

 

#WIP – Work in progress…

itty bitty preemie baby hats (and newborn for Charity). Using my 8.5″ #8 circular needles. Depending on the size of the hat I want I cast on 35 or 42 for preemie size.

Knit around creates a rolled edge hat.  At 3″ 1k. k2tog *. Cut a 10″ length of yarn, weave through the top to cinch the hat, weave in the ends.

Enjoying a recent deal on Caron Simply Soft yarn, from Michael’s….love the colors!

 

5 Ingredients: Black Bean Burger recipe

 

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Simple 5 Ingredients Black Bean Burger

  1.   1, 15 oz. can of Black beans, rinse in a colander
  2.   2 large Scallions/ Green Onions – finely chopped
  3.   1 T Gluten-free flour or any flour if you’re not eating gluten-free
  4.   1/2 t Spicy Mustard
  5.   Dash of Salt & Black pepper
  • Add everything into a large bowl and mash it up roughly using a potato masher.
  • Pan fry it in a cast iron skillet….get your skillet very hot first, then add you favorite oil… I used 1 T. extra virgin oilive oil.
  • Take a large handful of the black bean mixture, gently form it …it’s ok for it to look rustic.
  • Add it to the hot skillet and let it crisp up a few minutes on each side, flip it using a large firm slotted spatula.
  • Make 3-4 Burgers.

My husband, not Vegan nor Gluten-free and he loved this meal.

I served it on a slice of gluten-free bread, spreading avocado to the bread and topped it with Daiya (dairy-free) Sharp Shredded cheese.

Added diced potatoes, corn and fresh cucumbers with dill to complete the dish for a hearty meal.

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